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  • Published: 15 June 2019
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    Matt Parker's great video about the ratio between spin-rate and precession-rate for the disk: declips.net/video/8pSLffliCk0/video.html
    www.real-world-physics-problems.com/eulers-disk.html
    www.thepocketlab.com/educators/lesson/investigating-spinning-coin-euler-disk-problem
    Moffat's famous article on the finite time singularity of an Euler's Disk: www.physics.princeton.edu/~mcdonald/examples/Euler_Moffatt.pdf
    response to Moffat: ruina.tam.cornell.edu/research/topics/miscellaneous/comments_on_moffatts_disk.pdf
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler%27s_Disk
    www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/1v2y4f/how_does_a_eulers_disk_work/
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Comments • 5 981

  • Jayden Jones
    Jayden Jones  Vor 8 Stunden

    Hi dude, looks great! I’m looking to buy one off your website but there’s no indication of which currency it’s in? Is it AU?

    • Soren Gibbs
      Soren Gibbs  Vor 12 Stunden

      2:30 i laughed pretty hard

      • Ishari
        Ishari  Vor 19 Stunden

        That baseball demonstration gave me KSP flashbacks

        • Petros Stefanidis

          Damn, I can't leave before it stops!

          • AwesomePow
            AwesomePow  Vor 2 Tage

            *CORNCOB*

            • Kari Michalosky
              Kari Michalosky  Vor 2 Tage

              2 minutes of this video is dedicated to Michael watching a circle spin. 👌

              • ethan alexander
                ethan alexander  Vor 3 Tage

                Michael, blink, please. We're all worried

                • TYREKE
                  TYREKE  Vor 3 Tage

                  2:28 who else was waiting for it to explode for some reason?

                  • Michael Schwantz
                    Michael Schwantz  Vor 3 Tage

                    That was cool and all but did anyone else think the tilt of the globe looked a little exaggerated

                    • jarred marques
                      jarred marques  Vor 4 Tage

                      Creep to the e

                      • greyson daniels
                        greyson daniels  Vor 4 Tage

                        Thanks for that overwhelming dose of anxiety lol

                        • friendly911 OS
                          friendly911 OS  Vor 5 Tage

                          Michael announces new Curiosity box "we only have a few units left"....like, do you ever have an abundance of it left? no, it's a sale pitch.

                          • ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN
                            ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN  Vor 6 Tage

                            "Browsing DEclips" ohh its Michael from VSauce let's see what he's talking about... Opens videos immediately gets called "dingle ling"

                            • Azazel
                              Azazel  Vor 6 Tage

                              DONG

                              • Tim Laursen
                                Tim Laursen  Vor 7 Tage

                                Did he just call me a dingeling?

                                • MASOL
                                  MASOL  Vor 7 Tage

                                  2:24 someone do a 10 hour vers plz

                                  • Orphea Echelon
                                    Orphea Echelon  Vor 8 Tage

                                    I... psst. You can't apply a constant force on one point of the spinning disc with your breath. I see like, what you're explaining? But this might cause hangups a little later for those you're teaching. But please keep posting these. I mean, ... Adults that need to hear this will hear it thanks

                                    • hemant sharma
                                      hemant sharma  Vor 9 Tage

                                      I gotta go and see Vsauce now !

                                      • Rory King
                                        Rory King  Vor 9 Tage

                                        This guy, and Neil Degrasse Tyson in the same room educating would one of the funnest things to watch. Science is fun.

                                        • Shawna Graham
                                          Shawna Graham  Vor 9 Tage

                                          I need that in my life!!!!! Must get one!!!!!! I stumbled onto your channel I’m glad I did. Really cool stuff!

                                          • G L
                                            G L  Vor 9 Tage

                                            Are you living back in the USA?

                                            • The Flying Pika
                                              The Flying Pika  Vor 10 Tage

                                              2:03 it’s don’t hug me I’m scared all over again...

                                              • Dom Cristante
                                                Dom Cristante  Vor 10 Tage

                                                heads up Micheal, RED cameras cost alot

                                                • James Reed
                                                  James Reed  Vor 11 Tage

                                                  @ 2:04 we locked eyes, and something was shared.

                                                  • kummer45
                                                    kummer45  Vor 11 Tage

                                                    The video skips frames, obviously. That makes the movement of that disk so creepy. The sound of it hitting the surface makes it more frightening. The beauty of this is to describe it with Lagrange or Hamiltonian mechanics. However the practitioner will face elliptic integrals in the process. It becomes a true feat of physical mathematics. It is simply beautiful. The description and simulation of this movement and behavior is a tour the force in computer physics animation and modeling.

                                                    • Dutchys Packin
                                                      Dutchys Packin  Vor 11 Tage

                                                      I have on3 of these

                                                      • Left Hand mechanical Inc.

                                                        C O R N C O B

                                                        • dead duck
                                                          dead duck  Vor 13 Tage

                                                          Curious. Does this force work in space? Planetary/star.

                                                          • Christ chris
                                                            Christ chris  Vor 13 Tage

                                                            The sound the disk makes reminds me of a carburated inline 4

                                                            • Khandaker Ahmed
                                                              Khandaker Ahmed  Vor 15 Tage

                                                              Michael, thank you so very much for this intuitive demonstration of gyroscopic precession! Please never stop!

                                                              • mahdi rafatjah
                                                                mahdi rafatjah  Vor 15 Tage

                                                                Why is that you insist on 90° ahead? It effects instantly though in time it progresses till we see it!

                                                                • triz313
                                                                  triz313  Vor 16 Tage

                                                                  2:00-2:28 Hahahahahah! Make it stooooppppp.

                                                                  • ᖴᖇᗩᑕᎢᗩし Gaming

                                                                    My D!NG :- 8||||||||||||D

                                                                    • Ghost E
                                                                      Ghost E  Vor 16 Tage

                                                                      How does gravity effect matter in the longest long game? Like when we're old enough to be carbon dated. At least then, am I right?

                                                                      • Louis-Philippe Champagne

                                                                        [Stares back]

                                                                        • Anthonyontv
                                                                          Anthonyontv  Vor 18 Tage

                                                                          Nerd

                                                                          • Creative Genius
                                                                            Creative Genius  Vor 19 Tage

                                                                            I just realized that a Z sideways is a N 🙍‍♂️🤝👍

                                                                            • Capebuffelo
                                                                              Capebuffelo  Vor 19 Tage

                                                                              That disk gave me a panic attack.

                                                                              • Olivia Blake
                                                                                Olivia Blake  Vor 20 Tage

                                                                                1:22 I wonder what was going though micheals head as he was watching the disk spin

                                                                                • Moist Star
                                                                                  Moist Star  Vor 20 Tage

                                                                                  He did not blink ONCE while Euler’s disk was spinning

                                                                                  • Sean Desvarro
                                                                                    Sean Desvarro  Vor 21 Tag

                                                                                    That disc noise really helped with my late night anxiety

                                                                                    • Shaikh
                                                                                      Shaikh  Vor 21 Tag

                                                                                      Start your try not to blink challange with Micheal at 1:08

                                                                                      • Joberlin
                                                                                        Joberlin  Vor 22 Tage

                                                                                        hello dingalings

                                                                                        • suddakkan
                                                                                          suddakkan  Vor 23 Tage

                                                                                          He look like isis

                                                                                          • suddakkan
                                                                                            suddakkan  Vor 23 Tage

                                                                                            Sorry

                                                                                            • NotTheWheel
                                                                                              NotTheWheel  Vor 23 Tage

                                                                                              You should talk to the Old Man Grand Illusions. He's shown off that toy before I'd wager he has just about the largest assortment of unique Toys in the world.

                                                                                              • dremanfoo
                                                                                                dremanfoo  Vor 23 Tage

                                                                                                2.00 when you walk in on your parents in their bed room lol

                                                                                                • Darth Pebble
                                                                                                  Darth Pebble  Vor 24 Tage

                                                                                                  Did anyone notice that he didn’t blink for a lot of the video?

                                                                                                  • Fawaz1
                                                                                                    Fawaz1  Vor 24 Tage

                                                                                                    Do michael's toys bring out the the vsauce?

                                                                                                    • Stefan Wild
                                                                                                      Stefan Wild  Vor 25 Tage

                                                                                                      Rasputin incarnate

                                                                                                      • Chicken_Nuggets_Are_Pretty_Good

                                                                                                        I just locked eyes with someone who cant even see me for twenty seconds. That was uncomfortable

                                                                                                        • Hailey Jarman
                                                                                                          Hailey Jarman  Vor 25 Tage

                                                                                                          i wish this video would came out when i was in highschool, my physics teacher let us play with her “toys” and me and my friend did a presentation on this and we barely knew what to even to talk about with it lmao

                                                                                                          • Derek N.
                                                                                                            Derek N.  Vor 25 Tage

                                                                                                            This is the new Vsauce, like it or not

                                                                                                            • Vishal Baal
                                                                                                              Vishal Baal  Vor 25 Tage

                                                                                                              Beeuoop Button.. 5:29 you’re welcome

                                                                                                              • Robert Smith
                                                                                                                Robert Smith  Vor 25 Tage

                                                                                                                2:30 how abrupt he was and how he acted like there wasn’t just a minute of straight silence just made me crack up

                                                                                                                • fabian Vazquez Montes
                                                                                                                  fabian Vazquez Montes  Vor 25 Tage

                                                                                                                  FFS man, I thought that Disk was goint to take off and break throgh the sealing then the sound barrier

                                                                                                                  • RANDY
                                                                                                                    RANDY  Vor 25 Tage

                                                                                                                    1:50 Baba O'Riley starts

                                                                                                                    • Quinton Herrick
                                                                                                                      Quinton Herrick  Vor 25 Tage

                                                                                                                      2:02 sounds like an engine trying to start

                                                                                                                      • Glover Productions
                                                                                                                        Glover Productions  Vor 26 Tage

                                                                                                                        Jesus is the only way to heaven ✝️

                                                                                                                        • Álvaro Lrb.
                                                                                                                          Álvaro Lrb.  Vor 26 Tage

                                                                                                                          Me: h.. Michael: 2:31 Me: Michael, are you ok? Mike: 5:29

                                                                                                                          • Gerhard Diedericks
                                                                                                                            Gerhard Diedericks  Vor 26 Tage

                                                                                                                            Flying saucer prototype? ;)

                                                                                                                            • JnK
                                                                                                                              JnK  Vor 26 Tage

                                                                                                                              It doesn’t seem to make sense that the effect is always 90 degrees ahead in direction of rotation from the force applied, it would seem that it would depend on the force applied and the speed of rotation, if those were at a 1:1 ratio, it would be 90 degrees, but as the speed of rotation decreases, and the force of gravity remains the same, the degrees of rotation would also decrease,and the point where the force is applied and the effect become closer, causing it to wobble more and more until it can no longer stay up.

                                                                                                                              • currently inexisting
                                                                                                                                currently inexisting  Vor 26 Tage

                                                                                                                                What a beard!

                                                                                                                                • MrMunyak
                                                                                                                                  MrMunyak  Vor 26 Tage

                                                                                                                                  Hey Michael could you maybe explain why the edges of the disk's movements change erratically during the steady slowing spinning and the quicker precessions? Thankyou!

                                                                                                                                  • pardalas gr
                                                                                                                                    pardalas gr  Vor 26 Tage

                                                                                                                                    its also obvius here the other effect you talked on another video about car tires and that you can see the shape of them while moving but only the part that touches the ground...pretty cool...

                                                                                                                                    • belowzero360
                                                                                                                                      belowzero360  Vor 26 Tage

                                                                                                                                      I saw this vid at school

                                                                                                                                      • M1staken G1ark
                                                                                                                                        M1staken G1ark  Vor 27 Tage

                                                                                                                                        Similarthing happened when I spun a upside down glass pan lid with a flat circle for a handle

                                                                                                                                        • Nick
                                                                                                                                          Nick  Vor 27 Tage

                                                                                                                                          1:32 - Get a girl that looks at you like Michael from VSauce looks this spinning thing

                                                                                                                                          • Juan Fernando Estrada
                                                                                                                                            Juan Fernando Estrada  Vor 27 Tage

                                                                                                                                            Was he calling Derek handsome? cause same

                                                                                                                                            • Soapy Mcsoap
                                                                                                                                              Soapy Mcsoap  Vor 27 Tage

                                                                                                                                              Anyone try to do a eye staring contest with Michael in the beginning

                                                                                                                                              • ryantube
                                                                                                                                                ryantube  Vor 27 Tage

                                                                                                                                                Alright youtube are you happy?

                                                                                                                                                • [GD] G3T R3KT
                                                                                                                                                  [GD] G3T R3KT  Vor 27 Tage

                                                                                                                                                  Who else read the title of the video Euler's d*ck

                                                                                                                                                  • shadowless
                                                                                                                                                    shadowless  Vor 28 Tage

                                                                                                                                                    I might be old, but I wonder the age group that enjoys the ironic comedy like the "Michael's toys" text and the pose that came with it

                                                                                                                                                    • Axel Alegria
                                                                                                                                                      Axel Alegria  Vor 28 Tage

                                                                                                                                                      At 2:04 he started having Vietnam flashback because it started sounding like a chopper

                                                                                                                                                      • Alex Baldwin
                                                                                                                                                        Alex Baldwin  Vor 29 Tage

                                                                                                                                                        Get yourself a man who looks at you the way Micheal looks at a spinning Euler’s disc 😍😍😍😍🥰🥰🥰🥰

                                                                                                                                                        • Fabian Sommer
                                                                                                                                                          Fabian Sommer  Vor 29 Tage

                                                                                                                                                          I see you Mike I see you